Iranian Style Dining

11 10 2012

Went to see a documentary film called Iranian Cookbook, shot by Iranian director Mohammad Shirvani last week at the Iwanami Hall.

My friend and I naturally wanted to eat Iranian/Persian afterwards and on we went to Yanaka between Sendagi and Nippori, in the old part of Tokyo where we wanted to try an Iranian restaurant we hadn’t tried yet.

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Never Let Me Go

1 04 2011

I read the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro in 2007 and loved it.  Went to see the film last night.

Never Let Me Go poster on the Hibiya Chanter elevator

It’s a scary story when you think about it but it’s also warm.  I have to go back to the book again to see if the film has done justice.  The author seems to think so so it must have though with novel-based films, the novel is almost always better.

The official trailer

Scenes from the film with interviews by the author, director, screenwriter, and the cast.

Wrapping Up 2010

31 12 2010

January – Paris and Cannes, France

February – Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

March – Hugh comes to town.

April – major role change at work.  First ever domestic business trip to Osaka.

May – Bhutan

June – too many dinner appointments

July – Morocco – Medina of Fes and the archeological site of Volubilis – both world heritage sites

August – Marrakech and Essaouira, Morocco

September – started this blog.

October – birthday month

November – annual Beaujolais nouveau ritual with pals.

December – won a diamond!  Christmas with pals.

Thank you for another great year and wishing all peace and happiness in the coming year.

Soul Kitchen, a Must-See!

9 12 2010

Went to a screening of this very funny and clever film directed by Faith Akin.

And it’s got great music.  Opening in Japanese theatres in January, 2011.

Cast Me If You Can

3 12 2010

A film by Atsushi Ogata who is a friend of a friend.  Quirky.  And we need better actors!

As with the trailer, the entire film was English sub-titled.

Dinner afterwards.

What I had 😀

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